Timothy (the day F. Murray fell)

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Timothy McVeigh was executed June 11, 2001 for his role in the April 19, 1995 bombing in Oklahoma City which killed 168 people. This is a revised version of the '70's song Timothy by the Buoys.

Timothy (the day F. Murray fell)


A horrendous crime, the thirteenth sin,
No one had ever heard of them,
A friend and a man named Tim.
A Ryder truck that was rented then,
Filled with 2 tons of ammonium,
That April 19th, '95 a.m.

Timothy, Timothy, no one was watching you,
Timothy, Timothy, what the hell did you do.

F. Murray fell at 9:02,
That's when the Ryder rental blew.
No one knew exactly what, to do.
168 found dead,
19 children reporters said,
The heart of a nation, bled.

Timothy, Timothy, who was working with you?
Timothy, Timothy, God if we only knew.

As billions of lights shined down on them,
Oklahoma City's pride set in.
Despite the tragic end.
90 minutes later a cop stopped him.
A firearms charge leveled then,
They arrested the man named Tim.

Timothy, Timothy, all the world blames you.
Timothy, Timothy, my God what did you do.

It was 1997 when,
The jury selection would finally begin,
They then convicted, Tim.
They found a man Nichols conspired with him,
June 2001 was when,
They killed the man named Tim.

Timothy, Timothy, Satan's now looking at you.
Timothy, Timothy, your time was overdue.

There's nothing you could say,
You're not missed to this day,
Timothy, Timothy, McVeigh.


Copyright © September 2010
Kevin Mooney

kmm001
091210

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Olan01 commented on Timothy (the day F. Murray fell)

09-18-2010

Not the beginning of terror for these great United States but a day that is etched in the momories of those who were alive that sad day. This is a great tribute to justice and for those who survived.

Tempestlady commented on Timothy (the day F. Murray fell)

09-14-2010

Sorry can't read it, it makes me cry. The picture is so graphic and my heart is not light. I know there are others who will read it and know. It makes me remember where i was and back there, and that's where i don't want to go. You are a great poet i want you to know, and fantasy and fiction, i will come and enjoy. But politics and remembrances such as this i cannot enjoy. I hope you understand if i flit on by. Please know it was not your work but my heart that was a bit shy. Write on.....

ApaqRasgirl commented on Timothy (the day F. Murray fell)

09-13-2010

wow, that was really heart wrenching dear, I remember that day all to well. wonderful tribute to the ones that died.....thanks......love asha

rsalassi commented on Timothy (the day F. Murray fell)

09-13-2010

Very touching. While I have never toured Ground Zero in New York, I have been to O.C. and toured the scene of this awful tragegy. The memormies still affect me. My brief treatment of McVey is titled Roommates Give it a read and let me hear from you.

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

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